Gardens of Los Angeles



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All the sunshine here does not go to waste! Given a little care and water, plants will thrive in Los Angeles. For a break from all that asphalt, here are some gardens worth checking.


Photo of peacock at Los Angeles Arboretum courtesy of Zabowski

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Author: John Speke


Day 1 - Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Arcadia


More centrally located


1

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

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Location:

10899 Wilshire Boulevard
(UCLA - North Campus)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact:

tel: +1 310 443 7000
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2

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

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Location:

Near Hilgard Avenue and Le Conte Avenue
(Southeast corner of UCLA Campus)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact:

tel: +1 310 825 1260 / +1 310 206 6707 (Tours)
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3

UCLA, Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

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Location:

10619 Bellagio Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Contact:

tel: +1 310 794 0320
fax: +1 310 267 2247
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4

Robinson Estate and Gardens

Location:

1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Contact:

tel: +1 310 276 5367
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7

Fairbanks Garden

Location:

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Contact:

tel: +1 323 469 1181
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9

Exposition Park Rose Garden

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Location:

701 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Contact:

tel: +1 213 763 0114
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10

Wrigley Gardens

Location:

391 South Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91184

Contact:

tel: +1 626 449 4100 (Tournament Office)
fax: +1 626 449 9066
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11

James Irvine Garden

Location:

244 South San Pedro Street
(Between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: (213) 628-2725 x113
fax: (213) 617-8576
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12

Descanso Gardens

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Location:

1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada (about 20 min. from Downtown L.A.)
La Canada, CA 91011

Contact:

tel: 818/949-4200
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14

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

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Location:

1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino
San Marino, CA 91108

Contact:

tel: 626/405-2100
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15

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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Location:

301 N. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia
Arcadia, CA 91007

Contact:

tel: 626/821-3222
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Day 2 - Los Angeles, Corona Del Mar, Avalon


Farther flung (south)


1

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

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Location:

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
California State University
Los Angeles, CA 90840

Contact:

tel: +1 562 985 5930
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2

Sherman Library & Gardens

Location:

2647 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Contact:

tel: +1 949 673 2261 / +1 949 673 1880
fax: +1 949 675 5458
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6

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens

Location:

One and a half miles up Avalon Canyon Road
1.3 miles south of Avalon Canyon Road & Falls Canyon Road
Avalon, CA 90704

Contact:

tel: (310) 510-2595
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Day 3 - Santa Barbara, Montecito


Farther flung (north)


1

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Location:

1212 Mission Canyon Rd
A short drive uphill from the mission
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Contact:

tel: 805/682-4726
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2

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Location:

695 Ashley Rd
Montecito
Montecito, CA 93108

Contact:

tel: 805/969-9990
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